Ice – Glace au Léman

Lac Léman 16.12.2001

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Ice on Geneva lake

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Echelle BEAUFORT Scale

The Beaufort Scale or Beaufort Wind Force Scale is a system for estimating wind strengths without the use of instruments, based on the effects wind has on the physical environment. The behaviour of smoke, waves, trees, etc., is rated on a 13 point scale of 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane).
The scale was devised in 1805 by the British naval Commander, later Admiral, Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1875). A further set of numbers (13-17) for very strong winds were added by the US Weather Bureau in 1955 Lire la suite…

Steam Navigation on Lac Léman

The Belle Époque was the heyday of the
Compagnie Generale de Navigation sur le Lac Léman

The appointment of a new technical director, who was determined to replace the ‘floating restaurant’ image of some of the earlier boats with vessels having a more nautical character, and the influence of a naval engineer hailing from the Faroe Islands, led to the construction of the beautiful vessels which we see on the lake today. Lire la suite…

Voile: Championnat Suisse 2001 des 470 Morges

New pictures in the gallery – Sail

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Nouvelles photos Championnat Suisse 2001 des 470 Morges

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Voile: Championnat Suisse des 470 du 18-21.10.2001

Morges, du 18 au 21.10: Championnat Suisse des 470
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Conçu en 1963 par le français André CORNU, le 470 est un le dériveur de compétition du « juste milieu ». Destiné à des gabarits moyens, c’est un dériveur technique, délicat mais passionnant à régler. Son accession aux Jeux Olympiques en 76 lui a donné une forte expansion internationale.
longueur : 4,70m, largeur : 1,70 m, Grand Voile : 8,75 m², Foc : 3,85 m², Spi : 14 m², poids prêt à naviguer : 120 kg
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LAUSANNE tends to inspire hyperbole. In a country of spectacular natural beauty it is the most beautiful of cities, Switzerland’s San Francisco, a city of incredibly steep hills that has developed tiered above the lake on a succession of compact, south-facing terraces… Lire la suite…

Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva

The Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva (in french « Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman » or ASL)
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